Monday I was at one of the nursing homes I market, working with the activities director. I was leaving, and mentioned to the activities director how much I enjoyed my "me" time when Coach is away at athletic competitions. The activities assistant chimes in that she wouldn't ever want to spend one single second away from husband, and that she loved it when her ex husband left town.
I really resent my marriage being compared to her skeezy ex. To me, the implication is that if you have a good marriage and if you really love your husband, then you wouldn't want to spend any time away from him.
Our own respective "me" times is one of the best things Coach and I do for ourselves and each other. Besides the fact that I knew going into our marriage that Coach would be out of town lots of weekends, and I like to make the best of things. I thoroughly enjoy time to myself, time with my sisters and family when Coach is out of town. And I am always excited to see him and spend Sunday with him when he gets back.
Argh. It just really rubbed me the wrong way, to be compared to her yucky ex.
Have you ever found yourself being compared to an undesirable situation?